Breaking News: As Announced January 26, 2009
Mets And Aramark Pair Up With Zachys For Wine Program At Citi Field Leading New York Wine Institution Joins All-Star Food And Beverage Roster At Mets New Home, Opening April 2009
The New York Mets and ARAMARK – a world-class leader in professional services and the Mets’ food and beverage provider – today announced a partnership with Zachys Wine & Liquor Inc. to design a world-class wine program for Citi Field, the Mets new home opening April 13, 2009.
After touring the new facility this past Fall Don, Jeff & I were SOLD!!! Wow what a venue, for sports, dining, events and beyond. We could not be more excited to be associated with this project. So, here's the deal...
Zachys will provide the Mets and ARAMARK with overall direction in selecting fine wine from around the world.
The stadium's world-class wine selections, we will be able to offer new culinary possibilities for fans on gameday, as well as those planning and attending non-gameday events.
This venue will go way beyond baseball to create a year-round hospitality destination for non-gameday events at Citi Field, designed to host corporate meetings, receptions, private parties, trade shows, weddings, and a variety of other events.
Last July, the Mets and ARAMARK announced an unprecedented partnership with Danny Meyer’s Hudson Yards Sports & Entertainment (HYSE) to transport its culinary excellence and enlightened hospitality to Citi Field.
The HYSE group will be including outposts of the enormously popular Blue Smoke and Shake Shack, as well as two new concepts: a taquería and a Belgian-style frites stand.
HYSE played a significant role in the design and conceptualization of Citi Field’s Delta Sky360 Club, and will manage the dining offerings for this premium club area adjacent to the 1,600 seats located closest to home plate on the Field Level.
Zachys will take it's "act on the road" and in this incredible facility we will project our wine influence to conduct commercial wine auctions, large-scale consumer events, winemaker dinners, gameday tastings and much, much more.
In 2009 Zachys will be playing a major part towards bridging the sports and entertainment world with the world of fine wine and food.
Stay tuned for much more exciting news on this project in the coming months...I'm REALLY excited about this!!
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